Mt. Takao Day Hike

Takao-san, a 599-meter mountain located west of Tokyo, is just an hour away by train. It offers nature hikes with six trails. Its chief attraction is the temple Yaku-o-in, best known for the Hiwatari Matsuri (fire-crossing ceremony), which takes place on the 2nd Sunday in March. One early autumn day, I, together with two co-teachers, … More Mt. Takao Day Hike